Torrid meaning

tôrĭd, tŏr-
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Hurried; rapid.

Set a torrid pace; torrid economic growth.

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So hot as to be parching or oppressive; scorching.
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Parched with the heat of the sun.
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Very hot and dry.
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Full of difficulty.
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Passionate; ardent.

A torrid love scene.

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Dried by or subjected to intense heat, esp. of the sun; scorched; parched; arid.
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Highly passionate, ardent, zealous, etc.
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Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.
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The definition of torrid is hot and dry or full of difficulty and challenges, or something full of passion and emotion caused by sexual desire.

Very hot afternoon sun in a desert is an example of something that would be described as torrid.

A sexually-charged love affair is an example of something that would be described as torrid.

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Origin of torrid

  • Latin torridus from torrēre to parch ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin torridus, from torrere (“parch, scorch").

    From Wiktionary